Mutt Strut is a community-wide animal celebration that raises money for the animals at Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit.  Mutt Strut promotes healthy relationships between people and their companion animals, and education about the sustainable health of pets and their people.

With the challenges of holding an in-person event due to local restrictions in place and the concern for the health and safety of our participants, we have made the difficult decision to make the 2020 Mutt Strut a virtual event. While we understand that it is not the same as gathering with other pet lovers for a day out with your dog(s), we hope you will still participate and fundraise to help the animals at FAMD. We aim to make this a fun event that you can participate in from the safety of your home, and to raise the much needed funds to support the animals and the mission of FAMD. 

When:  Saturday, September 12, 2020, virtual event kicks off at 9 AM

Location: Your neighborhood, or the location of your choice. When choosing a location, please follow local safety guidelines and social distancing.



       9 AM    Virtual Event Kick-Off
  9:10 AM    Announcement of Top Fundraisers
  9:15 AM    Mutt Strut Ambassador
  9:20 AM    Grand Marshal
 9: 25 AM    Presenting Sponsor Remarks
  9:30 AM    Walk Start
     10 AM    Mission Moment #1
10:30 AM    Participant Photos 
     11 AM    Shelter Staff Video
11:30 AM    Mission Moment #2
     NOON    Vendor Feature
12:30 PM    Fundraising Update
       1 PM    Mission Moment #3
 1:30 PM    Shelter Staff Video
       2 PM    Participant Photos
  2:30 PM    Thank You and Announcement of Total Raised

Fundraising Prizes

We encourage all Mutt Strut participants to create a page and fundraise to support FAMD and the animals we help. To reward you for your efforts, the top fundraising team and top individual fundraiser will each receive a prize.

Animal Services and Administration

2661 Greenfield, Dearborn, MI 48120
Fax: 313-943-2262  OR

Mon-Fri: 9am-11am and Noon – 4pm
Saturday: 9am-11am and Noon – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

The MaryAnn Wright Animal Adoption and Education Center

16121 Reckinger Road, Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone:  313-943-2697

Monday: Closed
Tues, Thurs: Noon – 4pm
Wed, Fri: Noon – 4pm
Saturday: Noon – 4pm
Sunday: Closed


The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization (Tax ID No. 38-3171570).
Your generous donations are 100% appreciated and 100% tax deductible.